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We have finalized and released final rubrics and resources for the TAG application process. All information needed to apply is contained in our application packet below. You will also need to read the article (also below) in order to complete your project.

2016-17 TAG Application Packet (Complete)

TAG Project – Article

The TAG Application Packet for the 2016-17 school year is now available! This packet outlines what prospective students would need to do during this school year for admission into TAG beginning in the 2017-18 school year. The application packet is available below.

2016-17 TAG Application Packet (Complete)

If you have any questions about the application packet or timeline, please do not hesitate to call the TAG office at 972-925-5970.

We are still looking for a few good mentors! Please email me ( if you or someone you know is interested in helping one of our young scholars. Please see our revised list HERE. Thank you!

The Application Packet for the 2016-17 school year will go live on November 1st. Check back then for details about how to apply to TAG for the 2017-18 school year!

If you’re a student who is interested in applying to TAG this year, then you should consider shadowing!

Our shadowing program allows prospective students to come out to TAG and shadow a current student through their school day. You’ll get to attend classes with them, go to lunch, and meet TAG students and teachers. After your shadowing visit, you’ll have a much clearer picture if TAG is where you want to attend for your high school career!

Shadowing will take place Monday through Thursday each week beginning on October 3rd and concluding December 15th.

You can set up a shadowing visit by calling our TAG office at 972-925-5970.

Get involved with extracurricular clubs and competitions at TAG and Townview!

You can find the list of all extracurricular clubs and meeting times available here:

TAG Extracurricular Meeting Schedule 2016-17

You can find a page of all Townview Magnet bus stops by clicking the following link: Townview Bus Routes.

If you have any transportation questions, please don’t hesitate to email principal Ben Mackey at

See you Monday!

Get all the schedules, calendars, and information about this upcoming school year at our Parent Resource page, found HERE.

Flight School is for all new students to TAG. It will be held at Townview Magnet Center 9am- 3pm weekdays from Wednesday, August 3rd- Tuesday, August 9th. There are optional social activities from 3pm-5pm if you need to hang around a little while later.

Parents, the Welcome Dinner will be held in the Townview Commons on Monday, August 8th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Here is the updated link to sign up for Flight School:



Tue 06

TAG PTSA Board Meeting

December 6 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 07

Townview Open House

December 7 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 09

Parent Coffee at TAG!

December 9 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Mon 19

Fall ACP Testing

December 19 | 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue 20

Fall ACP Testing – Early Release at 1:35pm

December 20 | 9:00 am - 1:35 pm

Featured Student

Dr. Travis McPhail

Travis McPhail, a Class of 2000 TAG graduate, has a special reason to look forward to the September 24 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture. As a Google computer scientist, Dr. McPhail heads up Project Griot, an interactive 3D exhibit that will launch at the museum in 2017. With a group of colleagues from the Black Googler Network, McPhail has developed a way for museum visitors to interact with scanned images, text and other materials for many of the museum’s artifacts, since space limitations only allow a fraction of them to be exhibited at any one time. If you don’t want to wait until next year to see an example of the group’s work, you can check out an interactive Google Expedition that takes participants on a virtual journey along the path of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Georgia. The expedition launches online in the last week of September.

At TAG, McPhail was drum major of the Big D Townview Band and volunteered to visit middle schools to recruit 8th graders to TAG. He went on to Rice University, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. He is currently a project lead at Google where he works on 2D and 3D rendering for Google maps.

If you are interested, here is a selection of articles by/about Travis.

Official Google blog post by Dr. McPhail

3D Google Exhibit to Tell History of Black America